Know How

Sire: Desert King

Dam: Sansapa

Colour: Brown

Gender: Gelding

Age: 10 year old

Foaled: Sep 20th, 2010

Country: Australia

Silks: Black, White Vee, Green Sleeves


R J Linnehan, Mrs F J Linnehan,

Career Record: 38-5-5-4

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    13.2 %
  • Place
    23.7 %





Brown geldingFoaled in 2010

SireDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
DESERT KING (IRE) RazyanaHis Majesty
1994SabaahNureyevNorthern Dancer
  Dish DashBustino
DamBletchinglyBiscayStar Kingdom
SANSAPA (AUS) CoogeeRelic
1988Nearctic AnswerNearcticNearco
  Prize AnswerChoperion

DESERT KING (IRE) (Bay 1994-Stud 1998). 5 wins-2 at 2, Irish Derby, Gr.1. Sire of 1167 rnrs, 652 wnrs, 27 SW, inc. Makybe Diva (VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1), Desert War, Mr Dinos, Darsalam, Chelsea Rose, Lachlan River, Real Love, Basra, Mango Mischief, Maranilla, Rageman, Place Rouge, North Queen, Bygone Days, Banana Man, Alpacco, Petit Calva, Grand Opening, Always King, Roman Squire, Pretty Tough, Qui Es Tu, Bowmore, Desert Fantasy, etc.


1st dam

SANSAPA, by Bletchingly. 2 wins at 1200m, 1250m, STC PUCAX Club H., 2d STC Jindabyne H., Silastic Gasket H., Huntley Parramatta H., Stan Brown H., 3d AJC Gay Satin 2YO H., FC Griffiths H., Adriatic H. Half-sister to MAJESTIC ANSWER. Dam of thirteen foals, twelve to race, seven winners, inc:-

Sansadee (f. by Snaadee). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, 2d STC Panasonic at Work 2YO H., Canberra RC Black Opal 2YO Preview, 3d Canberra RC Black Opal S., Gr.3, STC Rotary Health Research 2YO H., 4th MRC Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3, AJC Keith Mackay H., L. Dam of-

BRAZEN BEAU (I Am Invincible). Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2014-15. 5 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, £112,875, A$1,407,825, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, ATC Roman Consul S., Gr.2, BRC Champagne Classic, Gr.2, ATC Australian Turf Club 2YO H., 2d Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.1, BRC JJ Atkins S., Gr.1, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1, BRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2.

Epic Faith. 2 wins at 1200m, 2050m, BRC H., 2d BRC Sky Racing P.

Hermanito. Winner at 1400m in 2017-18, MRC Schweppes H., 2d MRC Ladbrokes P., Dream Thoroughbreds P.

Know How (g. by Desert King). 5 wins. See below.

Crimson City (g. by Dracula). Winner at 1850m, 3d STC MTA Horsepower Day H.

To Each His Own (g. by Eagle Eyed). 10 wins to 1500m in Macau.

Ever Success (g. by Night Shift). 4 wins at 1000m, 1050m in Macau.

Jake's the Man (c. by Waajib). 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m in Aust.

Prince of the Park (g. by Over). Winner at 1500m in Aust.

Hi Par (c. by Waajib). Placed in Aust.


2nd dam

NEARCTIC ANSWER, by Nearctic. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to ARCTIC BLIZZARD, COCO LA TERREUR, COOL RECEPTION, Icy Reply, half-sister to NOBLE ANSWER, Regal Response (dam of HEAR MUSIC). Dam of 12 foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

MAJESTIC ANSWER (Majestic Light). 4 wins, Hawthorne Oil Capitol H., L.

Sansapa. 2 wins. See above.

Current Answer. Winner at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of-

Miz Buckfinder. Unraced. Dam of-

GEE RYDER (Red Ryder). 15 wins, Ruidoso Mile H., L, Ruidoso Derby Prep H., Sunland Park Cutarusty H., Texas Derby, El Paso Herald Post H., Mr Vale H., 2d Albuquerque Duke City H., Sunland Park El Paso Herald Post H., Fort Bliss H.-twice, 3d Arapahoe Sprint Championship S., L, Ruidoso Sprint H.-twice, Santa Fe Special H., Albuquerque Premier H., Coronado H. Sire.

Christin's Silver. Placed in GB. Dam of-

Whiskey Decanter. 23 wins from 1000m to 1900m, A$176,020, AJC Spring Country Cup, QTC Curragh Welter H., Tom Henderson H., 2d AJC Best Western H., STC Kelso Cup, Stockland Mall Series H., 3d AJC City of Sydney RSL H., BTC Carlton Welter H., STC Cooks River H.


3rd dam

PRIZE ANSWER, by Choperion. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to CIBOULETTE (dam of FANFRELUCHE, BARACHOIS, COCO LA TERREUR), COOL RECEPTION, Icy Reply, half-sister to BREEZY ANSWER (dam of ARCTIC BLIZZARD). Dam of 14 foals, 11 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

NOBLE ANSWER (Viceregal). 4 wins-3 at 2, Woodbine Yearling Sales S., L, 2d Winnipeg Futurity, L, Greenwood Carleton S., L, Woodbine Plate Trial S., L.

Bauble. Winner in U.S.A. Dam of-

Bespeak (Tell). 2 wins at 2, 3d Gulfstream Park Old Hat S., L, Meadowlands Luminaire S., L.

Regal Response. Winner in U.S.A. Dam of-

HEAR MUSIC (Master Willie). 7 wins, US$241,765, Canadian S., L, Monmouth Eatontown H., L, 2d Woodbine Canadian S., L, Connaught Cup, L, 3d Woodbine Nassau S., L-twice. Dam of-

Dance on the Green. Winner in U.S.A. Dam of-

FORMAL MISS (Formal Dinner). 10 wins-2 at 2-from 5f to 8½f, US$495,690, Calder Judy's Red Shoes S., L, 2d Gulfstream Park Herecomesthebride S., Gr.3, Calder Hollywood Wildcat H., L, 3d Calder Oaks, L. Producer.

GOLD PIRATE (Goldwater). 3 wins at 6f, 8½f, Pleasanton H., L, 2d Santa Rosa James F Lyttle Memorial H., L, 4th Fresno Harvest H., L.


Race Record: 35 Starts 5-3-4 A$135,465.

5 wins from 1000m to 1900m, A$135,465, to 2017-18, ATC Hyland Race Colours H., Theraces H., 2d ATC McGrath Estate Agents H., 3d ATC Tooheys New Evening Star H., Hyland Race Colours H., BRC McIntyre for Disabled H.